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Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
I love making jewellery of all kinds. Scrabble and Lego jewellery have been popular for a while but now the 50 Shades of Grey range and the Zingy Blobs are selling well too. I make everything from unique gemstone necklace sets to phone charms. I love making tiaras and bridal jewellery and offer a bespoke service. Cufflinks are very much back in fashion and I have a large selection and am always making more. Pop over to the Jude's Jewels website and have a look.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Blue Sky and White Clouds

Hi there,
Looking out my window today I can see blue sky and white clouds, what a difference from last week. What a difference a bit of sunshine makes.

I've been very busy developing the 50 Shades of Grey range and have added a new loaded sharm bracelet, a newer version of the Laters Baby bracelet and a couple of new pairs of earrings as well. 

50 shades of grey charm bracelet loadedI've just ordered even more 50 Shades charms so will be making super loaded bracelets for the weekend.

I've added the Dorothy of Oz earrings to the website so have a look.

towie bracelet 8mm

The Blob family is getting bigger all the time and has been phenomenally popular at both the Argyle St and Sloans markets in Glasgow.

I've added the TOWIE style word bracelets to the website in 2 sizes, and there is now a custom option as well.

I've just updated the wellie earring photos, much better now.
I'd better go and get back to work now as there are a pile of orders to get made up and dispatched today.

Take care everyone.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

I'm Still Here

Hi everyone,

It's been a few months since I managed to do my Blog, so apologies for the gap.
I have been kept very busy making stock for markets and website sales, working up to 20 hours a day, so I've just not had the time to Blog.

So what's new ? Well I now have a great range of 50 Shades of Grey jewellery, and a whole family of Zingy Blobs. Both are proving to be really popular at the markets and online, so I'm delighted. Both ranges are being added to all the time, as I keep coming up with new ideas.

The Jubilee and Patriotic jewellery section has been well received, and people have loved the Union Jack items.

At the moment Steampunk Cufflinks are selling very well, so I must be ranking well on Google for this search.

I've added a lot of Muppet earrings to the website and I'm just about to add Batman, Spiderman, Wizard of Oz and new Wellie earrings too.

The Kawaii pendants and earrings are doing well at the markets, and so are the Moshi monster Coolio and Oddi pendants.

I'm just about to start on a new range of suncatchers with fused glass sunflowers and faceted crystal rondelles. I am ever hopeful that the sun will appear sometime this summer. I'll also be adding a selection of one of a kind fused glass pendants to the stall and website as well.

We are still taking part in Scottish Farmers Markets including our localmarkets at Stirling and Falkirk. We are also going to two markets in Glasgow every week. The Argyle Street Indoor Market on Thursday and friday, and Sloans Market on Saturday and Sunday. These are quite different markets but we are enjoying taking part in both.
I hope you like all the new items, I'm having fun designing and making them.
Take care everyone.
Jude x

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Using Crystal Clay

Hi there,

Thought I'd do a quick Blog to tell you about the things I'm making with a new product called Crystal Clay.

The clay comes in 2 parts, colour and epoxy resin, which you kneed together in equal quantities to make a smooth piece of clay. It's very sticky and can be moulded into lots of shapes and used to fill jewellery findings such as rings and pendants.

You then carefully press Swarovski crystal chatons or whatever else you want to use, into the clay using a tool with a wax end. You can also add microbeads, and can also brush on metallic powders to give a burnished sheen.

I've made a few items using silver and black clay and am about to make a new set using red clay.  It's really great fun to use and quite addictive. I'm really loving the results so far.

I've already listed a square domed ring on the website.

Look out for more fabulous items being listed next week.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Goodness, it's been a while since my last Blog

Goodness, it's been a while since I did a bit of Blogging.  Unfortunately a muscle in my back went into spasm about 4 weeks ago, so I've been unable to do quite as much as usual. I'm getting physio but there is little improvement as yet. I'm getting really frustrated as I can't get to circuit training or out for a run. I just have to learn to be patient.
However, I have managed to keep quite busy making new stock, getting orders made and dispatched, and going out to some markets. But no excuse, I should have made time to Blog as well.
I've added a lot of new items to the website, so please go and have a look. These is a section with Easter gift ideas, and I've also got a new section with jewellery I think will be good to wear in the Summer. I'll be adding quite a few more items to this caterogy in the next week or so, so look out for partiotic bracelets, rings and earrings coming very soon.

Last week I made and listed some beautiful acrylic butterfly pieces, some amazing dog head earrings, a selection of Tintin earrings and this week I've added some Muppet character earrings and also Hunger Games earrings and a matching pendant.
As always the Scrabble and Lego jewellery is selling well, and so are the Cufflinks.

I've had lots of lovely new Guestbook feedback from happy customers, so have a read.

Nick and I will be back at the Atrium Traders Market at Stirling University tomorrow, Paisley Farmers Market on Saturday and Sloans Market, Glasgow on Sunday, so it's all go as usual at JJHQ.
Hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather.
Enjoy the rest of your week.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Evening all,

I've had a busy day making and dispatching orders, and getting started on some new Steampunk jewellery.
I got a lot of vintage watches delivered this morning, so I've been trying out a few new designs. Earrings, a pendant and a couple of rings.

Tie tacks and a few other things will follow. Once I've stripped the watches down to just the movement, I added a few Swarovski crystals then added the fixings to finish the pieces. I'm very pleased with the results so far.

I know you're asking... what is Steampunk? Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used, usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England, but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. So it’s like taking modern technology and representing it with gears and moving parts instead of electronics.
I listed a few new twisted sweet necklaces today as well. 2 liquorish and another multi-coloured flump one. 

Just about to list a curly wurly pendant and matching earrings and a few other sweetie and biscuit items.

I got a load of old typewriter keys yesterday so most letters are back in stock for the rings.
I'm just about to use my Sushezi machine for the first time to make my very own real Sushi, to eat, not for making into jewellery. Hope it turns out all right.
Have a good evening.
Take care.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine's Day Good Wishes

Hello everyone,
I hope you are all having a wonderful Valentine's Day. It's been a while since I last had time to Blog, but I'm back now and ready to get chatty again.

I've just had a little holiday to re-charge my batteries after the Christmas order rush.  I've got lots of new ideas and am raring to get started on some new jewellery, so keep watching for all the new listings on the Jude's Jewels website.

We started back at the farmers market circuit on Saturday with Stirling Farmers Market. Then we did Sloan's Market, Glasgow on Sunday. Paisley and Fencebay markets are at the end of the month, and we start back at Stirling University Atrium Traders on the 23rd Feb. We will also be back at Falkirk Farmers market on the 2nd March.

On the website Lego jewellery is now almost as popular as Scrabble jewellery, with the Lego heart pendants selling very fast this week. The Steampunk watch movement cufflinks are also becoming top sellers.

I'm just about to list a lot of new Sweet and Biscuit items, as soon as I get everything finished off. Also got a lot of new rings to add. I've already listed quite a few Easter goodies, but there are more to come.

Also in the pipeline is a new section of Laser Cut Acrylic items with a fun, Scottish slant.

I've just launched a new Competition as I now have over 2800 Facebook fans so, for your chance to win one of four prizes, pop over to the Competition Page now. And, if you have not already done so, please like my Facebook page via the link at the bottom left hand side of most website pages.

So have a very happy Valentine's Day, and I'll be back very soon with some new jewellery.

Take care.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Wishes

Hello everyone,
I have to apologise for the lack of Blogging, but I've been so busy making and dispatching website orders and going to markets that I've not had time to Blog at all.

It's been a very hectic couple of months and the past 30 days have just been a blur. 1200 items were ordered on the website alone. To make sure all the orders went out on time, I've been working almost 20 hours a day and got really tired at the weekend. So much so that at 3am on Sunday morning I decided I could not manage to go to one of the markets scheduled for that day. I hate to disappoint customers but I was just way to tired to drive never mind setting up a stall and running it all day.

Today, things are slowing down so I think the main Christmas rush is now over. I've still got orders coming in, but I'm able to make and dispatch most onthe same day.

Over the past few months I've been adding lots of items to the website and stall stock. Most popular has been the Acrylic pendants, but the Steampunk cufflinks are proving very popular too. The Christmas jewellery page has been very busy as well and I've tried to add lots of new items.

2 weeks ago I launched a range of new sweetie smothered gel covers for the iPhone 4. Very soon I'll have the same covers available for the iPod 4 as well. In the New year I will be expanding the range and offering a custom design service.

The Scrabble and Lego jewellery is still selling very well, and I now have almost 400 sets of Scrabble in the house !!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year when it comes. I also want to say thank you for all your support and custom over past year.
Have a wonderful time.
Jude xx